Episode 11: Gesture, Articulation, and Thought

In the same manner by which a conductor’s movements are reflected in the performance of the orchestra, gesture is intricately tied to the formation and articulation of thought. Gesture and Thought mutually inform one another with physical and mental patterns that seek consistency in expression. Linear movements pair with clipped sentence structure and encourage the emphasis of consonants. Rounded movements pair with lengthy narratives and stretch the articulation of vowels. Combining this knowledge with the practice of Deliberate Gesture allows for self direction of performance, providing significant agency in circumstances of shifting context and improvisation.

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